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and ultimately his foreign policy legacy. president obama will arrive in thailand before moving to cambodia and then on monday, going to make a little history by becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit burma. >> arthel: a desperate search from the sky and sea for two men missing in an oil rig fire. the coast guard is searching for the men still missing after an oil platform in the gulf of mexico off the coast of louisiana caught fire yesterday. the explosion left four other men badly burned. it's believed the fire began when a torch was used to cut into an oil line. >> rick: now hundreds of war veterans pitching in here at home in order to help folks recover from devastation of super storm sandy and anna kooiman is in the rockaways in queens, new york, where a lot of veterans have been on the ground since sandy hit. good to see you. >> great to see you as well. we're hearing the city of new york condemned some 200 homes because of safety hazards and this group is trying to save as many houses as they can, working 18 hours a day and work through the nor east that are hit a week an
bottom of the hour, top of the news now. president obama makes history twice in a matter of hours. he is the first american president to visit cambodia and burr matchett the u.s. government still calls the country burma even though its former military leaders changed the name to myanmar. the new civilian leaders are keeping the name but taking steps towards democracy like releasing political prisoners. president obama met with one of those former prisoners, the nobel prize winner. she spent almost 20 years under house arrest for fighting for democracy. now, she is a member of parliament. at the meeting, president obama called the country burma but listen to what he said during a meeting with the burmese president. >> we think that a process of democratic reform and economic reform here in me martha has been begun by the president is one that can lead to incredible development opportunities. >> the white house says the president used myanmar as a diplomatic courtesy and that it does not change official policy. the first stop on the president's trips with thailand, then burr matchett to
with the outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton, president obama expects to meet with leaders again. the two reflected on it during their visit to the monastery. after myanmar, it's off to cambodia. >>> meanwhile back here at home, much of the focus here in washington remains on controversy on what happened in gaza. >> reporter: on "meet the press," firm denials on benghazi from a top democrat. >> was there a cover-up? do you believe that the president or anybody serving the president deliberately misled the true nature of this attack for political reasons? >> no. >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus left no doubt in his testimony on friday. he said all along that the attack was a terror attack. >> it was terror. that's the point. >> reporter: republicans continued their attack on u.n. ambassador susan rice and her account in the days following the attack that expressed her role in an anti-muslim video. >> the stories he told re-enforced a political narrative helpful to the president. she was the most politically compliant person they could find. i don't know what she told, but i
this morning. president obama is on the last leg of his historic trip to asia. he arrived in cambodia just hours ago along with secretary of state hillary clinton to attend the east asian summit. just before that, president obama made history as the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar formerly known as burma. he praised the nation on one hand for making progress in trying to move past its repressive history, but he says there are still steps for it to take to reach full democratic reform. >> i stand before you today as president of the most powerful nation on earth but recognizing that once the color of my skin would have denied me the right to vote. and so that should give you some sense that if our country can transcend its differences, then yours can, too. every human being within these borders have a part of your nation's story and you should embrace that. >> president obama began his three-nation tour in thailand before going to myanmar and now cambodia. >>> okay. let's head back to gaza city. the media center came under attack by israeli forces. two missiles hitting that bu
obama appointed an ambassador, and the meeting in cambodia will mark his fourth meeting of the leader level with them. our goal is to strengthen them to promote regional stability and political and economic progress. the president's meeting with leaders reflects our commitment to the area including in trade, investment and energy. and also reflects his support for making the east asia summoned a forum for dealing with strategic security. apec provides a forum to deal economic matters, but there is virtually no venue to consult on political issues. the east asia summit can be that forum. we took a look at it. it required a yearly commitment of quite a bit of the president's time to travel to asia for this. as you can imagine, when you're talking about the president's time, there is a debate about whether this is worth the time. we reached the decision in this way. you are either all in or you're not with respect to the strategy. the president, as he said, is all in. you can either look at these institutions and wait for them to protect themselves, or you can participate on the ground a
. >>> president barack obama arrived in cambodia where he'll meet regional leaders gathered for the east asia summit. today he was in myanmar, also known as burma, and paid tribute to an sun su chi who fought against repressive military rule. >>> a rash of dolphin killings along the gulf coast has an mal advocates asking for more help from law enforcement and the public. there have been at least four recent case in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. a marine mammal researcher says the dolphins have been shot, stabbed and one had its tail torn off. he thinks it's the work of a person who is, quote, not in the right mind. >>> now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talk online. the "new york times" dining blog has exploding, be blown up the myth that the typical american crams in 4,500 calories thanksgiving day. writer tara parker pope chowed down with gluttonous side dishes and two slices of pie and didn't break the 2,500 calorie mark. besides, she notes, after eating 1,500 calories in a sitting, most people get pretty nauseous, enough to jeopardize your inv
deteriorated. today's meeting is set to get underway in about an hour at 9:30 a.m.. president obama and arrived in cambodia this morning continue in his three day tour through south east asia. the president arrived in manmar. he praised the determination and the perseverance of the president aung san auu . he spent years been under house arrest. the president's trips marks a new chapter between two countries. >> today i have come to keep my promise at extend the hand of friendship. america now has an ambassador in rangoon. sanctions have been eased and we will help rebuild an economy that can offer an opportunity for its people and serve for an engine of growth for the world. >> the president's trip to myanmar made history. >> 8:37 a.m. we will be back in a minute let's take a look at what of creek low traffic at lots of sunshine will be right back. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 doll
. >> president obama, who strongly endorses israel's campaign, today arrived in cambodia, the first american president to visit that country. hours earlier, he became the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, known as
-pacific region. he will have a chance to talk more about that plan over the weekend. obama will begin a four-day tour of southeast asia on saturday. he will be visiting thailand and myanmar and will attend the east asia summit in cambodia. the president promised during his re-election campaign to put more pressure on china to make it meet basic international standards with respect to trade. but analysts say despite his plans the world's top economies are tightly woven together and that interactions will continue. >>> the south korean government welcomed china's new leadership. >> translator: we hope our relationship with china will develop farther and as a new leadership. >> the media gave extensive coverage to the news from the country's largest trading partner. owe yonhap news agency noted all seven member es of the communist party's political bureau's new standing committee have visited south korea. the agency said china's relations with south korea are expected to strengthen. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to xi jinping. north korea's state-run med
's in your wallet? here's your invoice. >>> president obama today became the first sitting american president to visit cambodia where he pressed for fair elections, the protection of human rights, and the release of political prisoners. the visit comes on the heels of a historic stop in myanmar, a country that is slowly embracing democratic change and which greeted him with cheering crowds. tomorrow he meets with the leaders of japan and china before heading back to washington. waiting for him will be nbc's kristin welker who is live for us at the white house. i understand earlier today in cambodia the president actually spoke to both israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and egyptian president morsi. can you tell us any more about what happened during those conversations? >> reporter: well, good afternoon, martin. i can tell you president obama, first of all, expressed his condolences to both leaders for the loss of israeli and palestinian life. in talking to president morsi, he also expressed his condolences for the loss of life in egypt due to that train accident. he also stressed the
base a few minutes ago traveling to southeast asia for a four-day visit. president obama will attend a regional summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he is also going to be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activists. >>> leaders in congress say they're confident they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. this after the president met with house leaders in a closed door meeting on capitol hill. no one is talking about how things are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to let taxes increase for people making more than 200,000 a year and families making more than $250,000 a year. republicans oppose that and lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address this country's debt? >> how you doing today? >> and there was a pretty outgoing can on the hill yesterday. a group of young adults have formed a campaign called the can kicks back in response to the fiscal cliff talk. they're trying to put the pressure on lawmakers to make sure they handle
this conflict from escalating to a point of no return. >> clarissa ward, thank you. >>> president obama is monitoring the troops' efforts during his visit to southeast asia. he arrived in cambodia, the first time a u.s. president has visited there. earlier mr. obama became the first american president to visit burma as well. following decades of repressive rule. mr. obama says he sees signs of progress on human rights. bill plante reports from rangoon, burma. >> reporter: good morning. the president is visiting three countries in southeast asia to underscore that the u.s. intends to be a major player in this region. but he's dubbed by troubles in another part of the world where the u.s. can't avoid involvement. the president embraced democracy advocate and nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi and celebrated the beginnings of democratic reform in this nation which was long under military rule. but mr. obama's triumphant visit here is shadowed by the continuing violence in the middle east. in thailand earlier he called for a negotiated end to that conflict. but he strongly defended i
's where president obama is right now. he's in thailand with the first stop on a three-country tour that includes myanmar and cambodia. he'll talk about the spread of democracy in the region. he's already met with thailand's king today. he's there with secretary of state hill rary clinton as wells thailand's minister yingluck shinawatra. of course, we'll take you to that live when it happens. >>> a victim of the safeway shooting in tucson, arizona, last january won a tight race for congress yesterday. [ chanting ] >> that's democrat ron barber. he was gabby giffords's aide when a gunman tried to assassinate her. he was elected to term. he beat. 1,400 votes was the margin. with his win democrats have a net gain of six seats in the house. >>> republican senator marco rubio arrived in ohio. you know what that means. some speculation is an early visit for a possible 2016 run for the white house. rubio joined he would never run for offensive coordinator for iowa and he also addressed the fiscal cliff. >> you heard about the fiscal cliff. i don't know if you've heard of that. you know who
. mr. obama will wrap up a trip with the stop in cambodia. >>> israel expanding its range of attacks on the gaza strip, including missile strikes against buildings that hamas media operations. israeli and palestinian forces continue to fire missiles back and forth. israel launched 200 missiles, killing at least 12 palestinians, thousands of israeli forces are awaiting possible orders to invade the region. >>> egypt's leaders are in the middle of this dispute, a cease-fire between the two sides is possible. mohamed morsi met with leaders of turkey, qatar, and the leaders of hamas there are no guarantees, but working to try to ensure a cease-fire. benjamin netanyahu says he's willing to discuss a cease-fire when hamas agrees to stop rocket fire from gaza. >>> thousands expected to march in washington, in opposition to the controversial keystone pipeline. the event organized by the westside 350.org and promises to support the president if he says no to the pipeline protesters will circle the white house. it's part of the organization's month-long tour across the country. earlier this ye
his first overseas trip since winning re-election. mr. obama will head to southeast asia for a four-day visit and attend a summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he will be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activist aung san suu kyi. >>> this morning leaders in congress say they are optimistic they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. the president and house leaders showed confidence after a closed door meeting on capitol hill. the republican house speaker john boehner and democrat house minority leader nancy pelosi expressed confidence but neither said how the talks are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to tee cease taxes as scheduled for individuals making less than $250,000 per year. lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address the subject then? >> there was one very inquisiti inquisitive can. a group of young adults called the can kicks back. they say they are pressuring lawmakers to make sure they handle the debt responsibly.
multitask and deal with the crisis of the day. they are looking at the long view here which is why mr. obama is now visiting myanmar along with the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton. he'll only be on the ground for six or seven hours and then another history making trip when he visits cambodia for a summit. a security summit of asian nations. we're looking at live pictures now. you can see the media gathered outside there. we are expecting to see mr. obama emerge from that door there which is on the right of your screen which we can see. somewhere behind that curtain is president obama. he should be emerging soon to make comments. this will be a brief statement about his meeting. she's described as the nelson mandela of asia. it's been a historic meeting in that house where she spent many years under house arrest. we'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation in myanmar. we'll take a short break. back soon. as station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station suc
. president obama travels to asia later this week with historic visits in myanmar and cambodia and thailand. >>> in the middle east, growing concerns that israel is being drawn into the syrian civil war. the israeli military says tank scored a direct hit on a launcher after a stray mortar fell into the golan heights. it has already been in turkey and jordan. >>> john macafee. the multimillionaire, macafee, his name, and lives in belize where his next door neighbor has been found shot to death. police describe 67-year-old macafee as a person of interest in the case. >>> three children are among five family members found dead inside a toledo, ohio garage. police believe it is a case of murder/suicide. all five apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning from truck exhaust piped in through hoses. police say there was a custody battle over the children, ages 10, 6, 5. they had been in the care of their grandparents for a very long time. >>> florida power company worker paying dearly for a trip to new york to help the lights get back on after sandy. the lakeland electric lineman, john applewhit
the east asian summit in cambodia. >> angry demonstrators in washington d.c. to say that this pipeline is bad for america and the environment. in january, president obama blocked the pipeline construction over concerns of how would it would impact the environment. the keystone would call from elberta, canada to texas. however, people are hoping for jobs. >> there are six people recovering in an accident after two helicopters collided on saturday this pasadena police helicopter equipped a second helicopter while one of them was landing. and the other helicopter was taking off. those five people, were taken to the hospital and treated and those injuries are not life-threatening. however, the pilots serious damage. >> the spacecraft has returned to earth this capsule touched down in kazakhstan after 127 days in orbit. the astronauts on board, one was from russia, japan, the u.s. toward they participated in the space walks, and over 40 different scientific experiments. this retirement capsule is that the only way that practice can get to/from the international space station. >> one hostess
the burmese government began to release dozens of political prisoners. the president's next stop is cambodia. >>> to the growing controversy now over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. some republicans are accusing the obama administration of a cover-up. four americans died in the attack. lawmakers want to know who was behind the so-called talking points used by the administration to explain what happened and why the final draft left out cia conclusions that al qaeda was involved. >> what is most disturbing, in my estimation, is the discrepancy about those talking points and the reality that existed on the ground and why the administration wasn't able to get the information in a more accurate picture of what transpired and delivered to the american people with confidence. >> lawmakers say former cia director david petraeus testified that the al qaeda reference was removed from the talking points though he wasn't sure why or by whom. the white house said the only change it made to the talking points was a factual edit. >>> the woman whose extramarital affair with petraeus co
of a southeast asia to work toward the white house says the obama relationship with asia will play a critical part in the second term on his foreign policy. all of also plans a regional summit in cambodia and will be the forest vi president to visit fit president to visit myanmar.... the death toll is rising as israel troops and palestinians trade fire over the gaza border. an israeli air strike destroyed the palestinian cabinet headquarters and gaza, in response to rockets shot from gaza towards israel. >> israel says one rocket was blocked saturday morning as it headed straight from tel aviv. the conflict in this region is intensifying. as thousands of troops are being mobilized in the isreali/gaza border. >> this continued hostility is fueling and settlement. fueling-uncertainty. -- >> the isreali and the palestinians remain at odds and they are hoping to find a peaceful resolution. >> the popular of ride sharing supe servi have been fined $20,000 by the public utilities commission with public safety violations. >> ride sharing services are catching on like wildfire they seem like a great
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